MUSIC &

SPOKEN WORD

​Major Canadian and international artists in eight days of outdoor  and indoor concerts; premiers of both classical and contemporary works; jam sessions; club dates; master classes; workshops; discussions and interactive new-media investigations. From symphonic world premiers, RAP the traditional sounds of Nigeria, Senegal, and Rwanda, to Afro Pop of New Guinea, the rhythms of the Caribbean, the spiritual of jazz, blues and gospel, and traditional Gullah songs of Georgia, Black rock and soukous, all paid homage to the Globes African musical lineage and celebrated at  CELAFI  1992 & 1997

 

MUSIC AFRICA

Music Africa is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting African Music in Toronto. Each year, Music Africa stages a major event – AFROFEST – Featuring both international and local artists, as well as many regular concerts and dances. Membership is open to both Africa and non-Africa residents of Canada. CELAFI thanks Music Africa for their contribution to the 1992 program.

CELAFI MUSICAL ARTISTS

July 7 -12

Venues: Harbourfront Centre

From across Canada and the globe these talented artists shared their unique expressions during CELAFI and set the stage for a true Celebration of African Identity in all it's musical forms.

Michael Kounou

Lamine Suso

Mzwake Mbuli

Thomas Mapfumo (Zim and Blacks Unlimited

Ebony Sound Crew

Top Secret

Debbie Johnson

Lorraine Scott

Love & Sas (Lovena Fox and Saskia Garel)

Stewart Goodyear

Kunle Owolabi

Kala Owolabi

Terry Jenoure

Salome Bey

Faith Nolan

Diana Braithwaite

Carlton Vaughan

Ghetto Soul

Afropan

Randy Weston 

Dream Warriors

Four The Moment

The Trinity Singers

East Coast Regional Mass Choir

Shereme Samms

Youth Outreach Mass Choir

Louis McWilliams

Ian Jones

Earle Wong

David Trotman

TRADITIONAL

Mzwake Mbuli (South Africa)

Four The Moment (Nova Scotia)

Lamine Suso (Gambia)

Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe)

GOSPEL

Faith Nolan

The Trinity Singers

East Coast Regional Mass Choir

Youth Outreach Mass Choir

Copy Of -GOSPEL

Faith Nolan

The Trinity Singers

East Coast Regional Mass Choir

Youth Outreach Mass Choir

JAZZ

Randy Weston

Salome Bey

Terry Jenoure

CONTEMPORARY & URBAN

Water Edge Café, Harbourfront

Carlton Vaughan

Ebony Sound Crew

Top Secret

Debbie Johnson, Lorraine Scott

Love & Sas

Ghetto Soul

Dream Warriors

YOUTH PERFORMANCES

Award-winning youth showcase traditional, classical, jazz and gospel music.

 

Performances by the next generation of artists:

Stewart Goodyear

Kunle Owolabi

Kala Owolabi

Youth Outreach Mass Choir

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CELAFI In The Clubs

Wednesday &Thursday,  July 9&10
one passport is your ticket to a crawl of the hottest clubs in downtown Toronto and the opportunity. To hear the hippest  bands and solo artists: Canada's unique inter cultural and cross-cultural music scene offers all-Canadian Hip Hop, Dance music, Reggae, calypso, Soukous, African Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz.

Wednesday, July 9
Cameron House: Women A Run Things, 2 unique - The Rex: Mel Brown and Don Johnson Blues Band Rivoli: Michael Garrick, Anthony Bansfield, Michael St. George, Peculiar.

Thursday, July 10
Cameron House: da - The Rex: jazz female showcase Denese Mathews, Arlene Duncan, Chantal Aston, Sharon McLeod,  Rivoli: Michael Garrick, Anthony Bansfield, Michael St. George, Peculiar.
Advance ticket $5/ single$7


Programmer: Karen Carter, Tom Davis, and Howard Mathews

CELAFI Harbourfront Music Program

Friday, July 11
8-11 pm - Island Soul, Molsen Place, Harbourfront Centre
Trinidad's all-time king of calypso, the Mighty Sparrow at 8pm , followed by Jamaica's reggae session  "Cool Ruler" Gregory Isaacs at 9:30.
A Heineken Red Star Concert Co- presented by Imaj music Group.
Admission $25

BUMP N' HUSTLE

Bump 'n' Hustle: Hip Hop & R & B Party

Waters Edge Cafe, Harbourfront Centre

Friday July 11
Juno award winner Carlos Morgan, original material from Camille Douglas, as well as Kardinal Official, Motion & DJ's
Co-presented by Hotstepper Productions
 

Bump 'n' Hustle: Soul Party

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

Friday July 11
Rare groove and classic soul takes over the Brig. with Michelle "Bou Bou" Brown, Jacintha Tuku, Rayon  Wade O. Brown, backed by Panic.
 

Diva and Daughters

Divas and Daughters

Molson Place, Harbourfront Centre

Saturday, July 12


Powerhouse vocals  in a concert of classics and currents. three new voices Rhea Dummett,  Danian Vickers and Saidah Baba Taliban share stage with Jazz Diva Salome Bey. musical backing by The Relatives
 

Africa 2001

Molson Stage - Harbourfront

Saturday, July 12, 8-11 pm,

The Toronto debute of two unforgettable performers: Senegal's Wais Diop, Virunga, Alpha Yaya Diallo

Revue Niore/ Beat Factory "Live"

Beat Factory: Revue Noire Compilation

Waters Edge Cafe: Harbourfront

Saturday, July 12,

 

CELAFI 1997 On Record

Canadian Vintage

Brigantine Room - Harbourfront

Saturday 12

Master drummer - Alpha Yaya Diallo

Gospel on the Harbour

Gospel on the Harbour

Molson Place -  Harbourfront

Sunday, July 13, 2-5 pm,

A rainbow of voices: Youth Outreach Mass Choir, Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir, Clairmont Humphrey, Karen Carter, Highest Praise, Sharon Reilley and Faith Choral, Vernal Banton

Tam Tam Jam

Sunday, July 13, 4:30 - 6pm, Molson Place at Harbourfront

A rainbow of voices...

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